Monday, January 2, 2012

Art in The Qatar Museum of Islamic Art

 The human figure is rarely depicted in Islamic art. It is against the teachings of the Qur'an. Calligraphic designs are quite prevalent as are motifs of nature.

A gold falcon encrusted with rubies, diamonds and emeralds.

Life size armour for horse and soldier.

Ceramic tile.
Hand mirror.

Funerary headstone.

War mask.

Glass lantern.

Wooden doors created using a variety of woods.
Detail of door.

Tiny gold parfume container.

Ceramic vase.
Ceramic monkey.

Glazed ceramic tiles.

Both Rebecca and I were intrigued by the beautiful off white bowls with contrasting black arabic painted on the surface.

This glass tube was made for a....

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